Horse Health Matters®

Domestic Equine Behavior - A Brief History

by EquiMed Staff

April 26, 2018 15:54

Learn about the horse's development from a small quadruped to the large fleet-footed mammal that is on his best behavior with an alpha leader …

Fitness And Conditioning

Passive Stretching in the Horse

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

Passive Stretching in the Horse

by Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

April 14, 2017 12:59

Learn how passive stretches differ from active stretches and what you should know before trying passive stretching techniques on your horse …

General Care

Managing Horse Manure

EquiMed Staff

Managing Horse Manure

by EquiMed Staff

April 17, 2017 14:20

Learn how much manure a normal horse produces, ways of disposing of the manure, the tools needed for easy disposal, and why it is important to keep your barn …

General Care

Hobble Train Your Horse

EquiMed Staff

Hobble Train Your Horse

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 14:14

Hobble training your horse will teach him patience, will teach him to give to pressure, will teach him not to panic if his legs are trapped, and it comes in …

Tip of the Day

If you blanket your horse during winter to maintain a short coat, check often to make sure the horse is not perspiring or wet under the blanket.

General Care

How to do a fecal wash

Mark Sellers

How to do a fecal wash

by Mark Sellers

April 20, 2017 13:32

Colic due to sand ingestion is a serious problem in some areas of the country. The best way to learn if your horse is ingesting sand is to do a fecal wash. …

Healthy Barn

Selecting a Home for Your Horse

EquiMed Staff

Selecting a Home for Your Horse

by EquiMed Staff

April 27, 2017 12:55

For horse owners that have a choice about where their horse is kept, this article may provide some surprises. Learn about the pros and cons of caring for your …

Nutrition

Slower Feeding is Safer Feeding

EquiMed Staff

Slower Feeding is Safer Feeding

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 16:55

Horses that gulp their food, especially grains, are likely to suffer digestive tract disturbances, including choke. Why do horses gulp their feed, and what you …

Reproductive Care

The Mares Reproductive Cycle

EquiMed Staff

The Mares Reproductive Cycle

by EquiMed Staff

May 6, 2017 14:26

A mare's natural reproductive cycle is explained in this article with references to the basic timing of the estrous cycle. Techniques of cycle manipulation also …

Videos

Hoof Care - Trimming the Donkey

Video of donkey hoof trimming.

Horse Snips

Horse Health Video Shorts

Essentials

Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …

General Care

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

November 8, 2018 11:24

Read about the many types of parasites that can affect your horse and learn how using the three "arms" of strategic deworming can be an answer to your parasite …

General Care

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 21, 2017 10:34

An effective equine vaccination program always begins with a discussion with your veterinarian and why the risk factors in your particular area of the country …

First Aid

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

EquiMed Staff

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:26

Minor injuries and illnesses in horses can turn into costly or catastrophic situations if not recognized and treated promptly. Read to learn the 5 principles of …

Word of the Day

Tailhead

The area of an equine's topline directly above where the tail meets the hindquarters.

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

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Instead of a hard tightness, try to find a soft firmness.

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